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KCSMMHZ
Jan 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
cloud of the nra -- afraid of the clout of the nra. other measures like increased background checks or banning magazines have strong backing with the american public. >> many european scratch their heads at the mention of american gun laws. how do you explain the fascination america seems to have with guns? >> there's a lot of aspects to it. obviously, there is a culture of violence in the united states. there's a strong military culture in the united states. having said that, the argument you hear most often and that most people often believe, at least those who have guns, is that guns are a symbol of freedom. those are the people -- and believe me, there are lots of them -- who say that any attempt on the government to manage their lives is an assault on freedom. usually people who think that do not really question the argument, although it is obviously not a sound argument. the simplest way -- the simplest way of explaining this is that the freedom of some to possess these military weapons really restricts the freedom of many. just ask those parents who are scared to send their kids
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
here in a lot of respects. i am a longtime nra member. that does not demonize me, i hope. there is a definite political atrophy that says if you are a and are a member you do not have two and sells to rub together. the reality is that the president -- two brain cells to rub together. there have been a lot of terrific defense. the solving of this problem -- let me see if i can get this clear for you. this is peter, right? what i was pointing out is that in california we have a responsibility to make sure that every weapon is transferred. i was a firearms license dealer for 25 years so i know what i am talking about. the result of that is -- you brought up the gun show loophole, which is important. people in other states can go and buy weapons in virginia, but it in the back of their car and take it across to pennsylvania. i was watching c-span earlier this morning. the mayor of philadelphia said they have guns were the criminals are renting guns they have bought in virginia. it is very important which has not been addressed, if you are going to register firearms, it has to be across t
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
shootings. executive vice president of the eight nra wayne lapierre at yesterday's. [video clip] >> it's an honor to be here on behalf of 4.5 million moms, dads, sons, daughters in every state across our nation who make up the national rifle association of america. there are 4.5 million active members of the nra. they are joined by tens of millions of supporters throughout the country. it is on behalf of those millions of decent, hard- working, law-abiding citizens that i am here today to give voice to their concerns. the title of today's hearing is "what should america do about gun violence?" we believe the answer is to be honest about what works and honest about what does not work. teaching safe and responsible gun ownership works. the nra has a long and proud history of doing exactly that. our child safety program has taught 25 million young children that if they see a gun, they should do four things. stop, don't touch, the area, call an adult. as a result of this and other private-sector programs, fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in 100 years. the nra has ove
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am EST
allow their director to be confirmed. since then, they have not had a director confirmed. the nra and other organizations have blocked any nomination as a result of that. host: we can get into that in this segment of the washington journal, focusing on the atf. calls are open -- phone lines are open for your calls. george's waiting from ohio on our independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. this is about control. i've understand there's a product called ssar-15 that enables a semi-automatic gun to converted to an automatic operation, like a machine gun. why would atf approve such a device for public? guest: you are getting into some technicalities of the atf's regulatory power. one of the things they constantly face is the issue of the second amendment and there's only so much they can do if congress does not allow them to ban a particular product, there's not much they can do as far as prohibiting it from being sold. that's one of the problems in recent years with the assault weapons ban, which is now being discussed again. it recently expired. it prevented the sale of
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am EST
. here's the wall street journal. the nra put out a new ad yesterday. [video clip] >> are the president's children more important than yours? why is the skeptical of putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards and their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their children and gun-free zones for our kids. host: that the latest ad by the nra, put out yesterday, getting a lot of feedback about the ad invoking the president's children. the "washington times" has this headline this morning about president obama's event this morning. that is our question for all of you. if president obama acts on his own with executive action, do you support that idea? we're getting your take on that this morning. we will go to sandra in sulphur springs, texas, a republican. caller: how are you? i just have a question to ask the rest of the people listening. what about the fort hood shootings? has anybody thought about how many guns were there? the ma
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am EST
look forward to working with him. i am a lifetime member of the nra. i hunt and i enjoy the sport. at the end of the day, this is not about hunting. americans have the right for private gun ownership. i believe in that and i will defend that. i'm a grandparent as well. we have to evaluate to put herself in the position of those who have suffered the greatest loss in connecticut and work through it that way. i have deep concern about the government tracking private ownership of guns. the idea of a person who is mentally ill -- restricting the ability of a person who is mentally ill of getting a gun, i am wide open to that. i want to know how that's going to work. i am in a deliberately staged of looking to see what works. i'm not interested in legislation that gives the appearance that we are doing something. host: are you open to a ban on assault weapons? guest: i cannot see how that will help us. i was in the marine corps for six years. look at the bushmaster, those type of guns. the mechanism is similar to what you might find in other guns. if you're given a beautiful gun and wo
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
. when you actually talk to gun owners and nra members, they support by large majorities sensible and strengthening the current gun laws. what they support, 82% of gun owners, 72% of members actually support universal background checks. we are trying to keep guns and weapons out of the hands of dangerous people, criminals, and the seriously mentally ill. when you talk to people in west virginia, gun owners themselves want to be able to have guns in their homes. they also want to ensure that those guns do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them. the other constituency that is important is law enforcement. they are unanimous in their support for assault weapon ban for capacity magazines and closing loopholes. host: gun control could split obama, reid. they say backing restrictions could hurt the senate leader and other democrats. this story points out that for some democrats up for reelection, supporting the president will be treacherous terrain. they go on to talk about facing reelection battles in states where gun control is politically unpopular making potentia
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am EST
with them in public. that ruling will require some variety of that. you have the nra and such saying, we will make sure this is drafted to our liking. otherwise we will go back to court. it is interesting because as you have a national attempt at looking at gun control, ill. it will have to lift that. host: you can find her website uif.org. thank you for joining us this morning. giving us the sense of what is going on in her state of illinois. -- wuis.org. but the to eric on the democrats' line. caller: i recently moved to seattle, but i am a visitor to georgia. i would like to talk about these crooked senators from georgia. all of them have been caught up in scandal's in the banking system. every republican politician. they are doing nothing to help the education of our kids. they are worried about social problems. they just enacted a restriction on abortion. these people are not doing nothing in washington to protest. most of them are tea party people. when you go to watch, -- you go there to work for your stay. are doing nothing. this is the one reason why i am moving to seattle w
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
that -- could you have a constructive dialogue with david keene, and others from the nra? this is going to be a real hearing. we have urged senators on both side of the hearing to be there. yes when not doing this -- he talked abut the agenda. i do not need the extra work for the sake of -- i want a real hearing. i hope we have a real dialogue. host: you can watch it in its entirety 10:00 eastern time, 3:00 eastern on the west coast. we will give you a front row seat to the inaugural ceremonies as we show you pictures from about washington. the are bibles are leo of past ceremonies and you can check of various camera angles as well on c-span. we will have a visual page 4 we will give you the behind-the- scenes photographs. this is the scene from the second swearing in back in in 2009. all of the major events. it is all the viable online at suspend got word that. next, good morning. caller: i honor any president of the united states of america. i believe this country would be better with a part of the country that would have a part of a monarchy. only because on every job i always said t
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
has announced he will step down. on capitol hill today, the head of the nra testifies before the senate judiciary committee on gun violence. also testifying, retired navy captain mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was shot two years ago in tucson. the washington post as a story about how families react when local public schools closed. a group of activists a closing schools most of text poor and minority students. -- most effects poor. we would like to hear from you. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. wheat can share that on the air. you can join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span .r e-mail us in the headline in the washington post this morning -- what you think's? is closing public schools a civil rights issue? the washington post says -- other stories related to this, from "the huffington post" -- those phone numbers again -- we will start with an independent caller this morning. lou in connecticut. good morning. caller: good morning. i would like to see all public schools closed. public
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am EST
: the nra brought about. guest: they were highly criticized for that press conference a few weeks ago with how their ideas are going forward at the newtown. from the democratic perspective, the fewer guns, the less likely there will be violence and danger in our schools. from the gun control opponents, the issue should be about keeping the schools safer from a person who is mentally unbalanced and barging in with a weapon. there's a controversy about that. you heard president obama speak about this a couple of weeks ago when he laid out his gun-control initiative and talked about providing resource officers for schools and extra security for schools that wanted it. he did not want to force the security or turn the school into a fortress. you want to make it a school but is welcoming and open. on the other hand, the nra people are saying you want to make it harder for someone to come in and one way to do that is to put somebody who is armed in the schools so you don't know if there is someone there who can fire back at you. people come at different directions and i think you hear that
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 7:00am EST
recommendations. host: do you support the nra? are you a member? guest: yes. host: now to the phone. good morning. caller: my question has to do with budgets. the house has sent a budget to the senate. the senate has failed to act on that. they have had no budget of their own. the president presented his budget to the house which was defeated. 414-0 with no democratic support. what will it take to get the senate to pass a budget? everybody's talking about deficit control. that all begins with having a budget. guest: we not only need a budget, we need a balanced budget amendment to the constitution, which i have always supported. we have to not only get our budget through the senate, which i am pushing to do. the republicans are not the majority, so we have to get to push a balanced budget through the senate as well as the house. but we have to have a balanced budget amendment. host: john hoven spent 10 years as governor of north dakota. what's the better job? guest: i would say being governor most. of the senators here, who were former governors, will tell you the same king, because
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
warranted. host: there was a story that came out about the nra putting out a practice target game called practice range. there's a story following up today. it goes back to the idea of the rating system and what's appropriate. >> and their rating system is a whole separate thing. they looked at inat mat objects and no blood but when a person looks at a coffin-shaped target that's what got people concerned. one of the things is the product placement of real gun brands. i used to work in smoking cessation research and knowing about the product placement for cigarettes was outlawed and there was research showing kids do pick up smoking. it's easier to pick up a cigarette than an uzi but i don't like the idea of having real gun brands promoted and i don't know where they're coming from. host: because there's a jump to reality? guest: i don't know if it will increase risk but it just doesn't smell right to me. i think there's a link to reality there when the reason that people like to play is the unreality. maybe if someone thinks this is very real that's a sign they shouldn't be playi
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am EST
hampshire republican. cnn kos "state of the union" follows at 3:00 p.m.. david keene, president of the nra, and chris murphy of connecticut, and joe manchin of west virginia. at four o'clock, "face the nation" will bring john mccain and john manchin of west -- west virginia. also, stanley, crystal. -- retired general stanley crystal. finally at 4:00 eastern, "face the nation" from cbs. you can listen to the mall and c-span rio, on a 90.1 fm in the washington, d.c. rate -- washington, d.c. area. you can also listen on your smartphone or go online to c- span.org teo .org -- cspanradio.org. >> hopkins could read the president's new unlike anybody else. he came as close as anyone to be in evidence in to what robert sherwood would call roosevelts heavily forested interior. heavily forested interior. he went to be still in the presence of the president. went to press him. when to back off and to the joke. after he local election, wendell willkie was in his office, and they remained friends, and like you said to the president, why do you keep that man so close to you, that man being hopkins. roos
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
signed two petitions prior to now, for national gun rights and the nra both. when hillary clinton was trying to go around, run around congress and was going to the u.n. to try to take them that way. what i am wondering about is why -- with what happened with the kids, we're all sorry about that, but the mother knew that the her sun was not right. these things are going to happen when you have a mentally ill person living in the home. i'm sorry to say that, but it is the truth. a lot of the problems going on with his gun problems, most of its gang related, you know? host: what have you heard from president obama regarding gun issues that you would like to have bill adair comment on? caller: i mean, i was trained in the military to use my weapon. i do not see any reason or any cause to take away our constitutional rights. they're just using everything in our system, and the media is covering up everything. it is just burning us up. guest: i would encourage you to go to politifact and look under the subject guns under our truth-o-meter tab. you mentioned hillary clinton working with
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm PST
would be better spent. >> paul: it's a challenge for the nra political clout. we'll see who wins. >> as president obama prepares to be sworn for for his second term, what is he hoping to accomplish? we know that guns are on the agenda, but from immigration ♪ ♪ pop goes the world pop in a whole new kind of clean th tide pods. just one pac has the stain removal power of six caps of the bargain brand. pop in. stand out. of six caps of the bargain brand. living with moderate to semeans living with pain.is it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your abilitto fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you liv
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
, st. louis, it would be better spent. >> paul: it's a challenge for the nra political clout. we'll see who wins. >> as president obama prepares to be sworn for for his second term, what is he hoping to accomplish? we know that guns are on the agenda, but from immigration to debt reduction is compromise the name of his game or taking back the house in 2014 his real priority. >> they have a particular vision about what government should and should not do. so they're suspicious about government's commitments, for example, to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. they have suspicions about social security. they have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in profferty are getting enough to eat. >> paul: that was president obama monday talking about congressional republicans in the final press conference of his first term. if that performance is any indication for strategy for term number two, what's likely to get done in the next four years? so, do you recognize yourself, jason, in that? >> the public says that the-- their expectations
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
owners. there is a gun ban colume and advocating deadly violence against the nra and republican leaderships. war in afghanistan going on 70,000 u.s. troops is there . media interest is mia . get mr. global warming al gore sales a fail would cable channel to another country. >> judy miller and richard gadel and jim pinkerton and contributing editor of the american conservative mag wreen and justin duck am. i am john scott fox news watch is on now >> there is no substitute for the wisdom of the people. we are here as their servants. as speaker i help you carry out your oath of office that we are about to take. because in our hearts weno
LINKTV
Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
cloud of the nra -- afraid of the clout of the nra. other measures like increased background checks or banning magazines have strong backing with the american public. >> many european scratch their heads at the mention of american gun laws. how do you explain the fascination america seems to have with guns? >> there's a lot of aspects to it. obviously, there is a culture of violence in the united states. there's a strong military culture in the united states. having said that, the argument you hear most often and that most people often believe, at least those who have guns, is that guns are a symbol of freedom. those are the people -- and believe me, there are lots of them -- who say that any attempt on the government to manage their lives is an assault on freedom. usually people who think that do not really question the argument, although it is obviously not a sound argument. the simplest way -- the simplest way of explaining this is that the freedom of some to possess these military weapons really restricts the freedom of many. just ask those parents who are scared to send their kids
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